Amazing photos: Japan’s Mt. Sakurajima erupts

http://twitter.com/#!/kathrynschulz/status/369277681805701121

Yes, that’s right: Japan’s Mt. Sakurajima has erupted for the 500th time this year. However, the latest eruption is reported to be the largest in decades.

Some of the pictures from this latest eruption are incredible:

http://twitter.com/#!/pourmecoffee/status/369234292385136640

Video of the falling ash:

http://twitter.com/#!/ISONUpdates/status/369303248286408706

According to reports, volcanic ash shot 5,000 meters, or over three miles, into the sky.

Here’s a pic of one of the past eruptions:

http://twitter.com/#!/OneWayJP/status/369301021505236993

Editor’s note:  This post initially identified an old photo as one from the latest eruption of Mt. Sakurajima. We apologize for the error and have corrected the post.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/19/amazing-photos-japans-mt-sakurajima-erupts/

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